Community Paramedicine

Joint press release from Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center is honored to partner with Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority to launch the Community Health Partnership. The partnership will provide a Community Paramedic to better serve our communities healthcare needs. It is not uncommon for a patient discharged from the hospital to face challenges with self-care, follow-up care, and/or support once they return home. These challenges can result in readmission to the hospital as the patient’s health continues to decline. The goal of the new program is to reduce the number of readmissions through personalized follow-up and preventative care, while at the same time reducing the strain on the area’s health care system.

The enrollment process for the Community Paramedicine Program occurs when the patient is discharged from Yavapai Regional Medical Center. The Community Paramedicine program will be a great resource for those who need a little help after returning home from a hospital stay. This is the first program of its kind in the Quad-City area, and demonstrates the strong partnership between Dignity Health, YRMC, and the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority. This innovative approach to alternative healthcare delivery will strengthen our community and build new relationships.

For additional information or questions, please contact Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority’s EMS Division at (928) 772-7711.

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1 thought on “Community Paramedicine”

  1. Telemedicine works ONLY if a person has a high speed data connection. Yavapai County has large areas that do not have high speed internet or data services.

    A voice cell phone connection doesn’t support a video conference call if the infrastructure cannot supply enough high speed bandwidth.

    The USDA Rural Infrastructure Improvement Grants have been available to ALL RURAL Governments since 2017 yet Yavapai County refuses to participate in the USDA Grant programs. Some USDA Rural Grants will provide 100% funding for High Speed Internet Infrastructure Improvements where no high speed internet exists.

    So we need to ask Yavapai County;

    1) Why doesn’t the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors participate in a USDA Grant Program for Rural Infrastructure Improvement and;

    2) Why doesn’t the Yavapai County Office of Emergency Services push the Board of Supervisors to improve the areas where high speed internet is nonexistent? Btw, Cell Phone Towers require a High Speed Internet connection to connect to the area cellular phone network.

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